August 8, 2019

Wills and Testaments: Interpretation

A family member of yours recently passed on. They left a will in which you are named as a beneficiary, but it transpires that a few provisions in their will […]
July 11, 2019

Inter Vivos Trusts vs Testamentêre Trusts

Daar bestaan heelwat onkunde oor die gebruik van trusts tydens erflatings. Hierdie artikel poog om lig op hierdie belangrike kwessie te werp. ’n Inter vivos trust staan ook bekend as […]
April 9, 2019

TRUSTEES’ DUTIES AND POWERS

All the powers of a trustee are ‘fiduciary’, which means that they must be exercised as follows: • in the best interests of all the beneficiaries; • only for the […]
February 7, 2019

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO DEAL WITH COLLATION IN YOUR WILL?

The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator or testatrix intended that there should […]
November 1, 2018

How do I register a trust?

A trust is a legally recognized means through which rights attached to property ownership can be separated and transferred; a concept whereby the control and benefit to or enjoyment of […]
October 4, 2018

MANAGING DISPUTES OVER A DECEASED RELATIVE’S ESTATE

If someone leaves a sizeable estate behind, it may cause conflict among the possible heirs. The help of an attorney, when settling an estate after a death, can avoid unnecessary […]
September 10, 2018

THE BASICS OF CREATING A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your property will be divided […]
July 4, 2018

PROPERLY EXECUTING A WILL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, my attorney emailed the […]
June 1, 2018

CAN I AMEND MY WILL?

Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change it. You may have […]